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    Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

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    [size=14pt]Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield deserves Pro Bowl consideration[/size]

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    Posted: 11/16/2008 12:01:00 AM CST

    link:http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci...topixheadlines

    + Some interesting side notes:

    Former Vikings fullback Thomas Tapeh, an ex-Gopher from Johnson High, is busy with an ice cream franchise business in Miami.
    The most viable starting quarterback prospect for the Vikings next season still seems to be the Patriots' Matt Cassel, who can become an unrestricted free agent at season's end.
    NFL aficionados say Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was the best cornerback the Chicago Bears ever had.

    Here's the players I think deserves to go to the Pro Bowl this year in the order of how much they deserves it, starting with the most:

    1. Adrian Peterson (undoubtly, he really is the best running back in the league. Notice that I say league, not conference. Yeah, that's right! LT has had his time, and we're entering the AD era)

    2. Antoine Winfield (it's a huge disgrace that this player have never been in the pro bowl! He tackles like he was a smaller Rey Lewis and he's cover skills are very underrated. He may not get a lot of interceptions, but he does EVERYTHING else for his team. It's about time he gets his recognition!)

    3. Kevin Williams (I would definitely not argue if he takes another a trip this year. He's playing as great as he did last year and last year he had 3 sacks. This year, he has 7 so far)

    4. Jared Allen (He's in the top five in sacks in the NFC with 8 sacks, and he's the only player with two safeties in the whole league. The man is a beast and the best free agent addition this team has made in a looong time)

    5. Steve Hutchinson (To be honest, I hasn't been watching Hutchinson very closely this year, but from what I've seen he still looks really great this year. Another trip to the Pro Bowl is expected)

    6. Chad Greenway (This may come as a surprise to many of you, but I think Greenway has been awesome this year... and he has the stats to show for it. So far, he has 82 tackles, 4 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. What many people don't know is that he ranks [size=11pt]4th in the NFC in tackles [/size] and none of the players in the top 30 in tackles has more sacks than Greenway. A really solid draft pick by the Vikings)

    7. Chris Cluwe (This might also come as surprise to many people cause I remember there was a week where it seemed like everybody wanted to cut Cluwe just because of one game. I think it was the Saints game. That was just idiotic! Everybody has a bad game now and then, even the great ones. I didn't here anybody wanting to cut Adrian Peterson after the 49ers game last year ;D
    The rest of the special team may very likely be the worst in the league, but this punter is averaging 47 yards per punt which ranks him 3rd in the NFC. He ranked second in 2007 and he could have gone to the Pro Bowl then. I think this guy is good enough to go the Pro Bowl, but I might be a little too nice to him cause there are many other good punters in the NFC on his level)


    ... So that's it! That was seven players who I believe deserve to go to the Pro Bowl in 2008.

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    I did not include Kluwe ....but did include Pat Williams on my list.....Very homerish to expect 7 probowlers.....
    I see 4 guys that
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    locks in AP, AW, KWill, Hutch.
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    I picked:

    1. AD: no reason required

    2. Steve Hutchinson: Again, no real reason required

    3. Bryant McKinnie:
    Has looked real good in pass protection this year, great run blocker.
    Is really playing good this year.

    4. Kevin Williams: Is playing pretty well this year, Allen helps his production.

    5. Jared Allen:
    Is an absolute beast.
    I just hope his shoulder gets better.

    6. Pat Williams:
    Huge in run support, not sure if he has a sack yet or not.

    7. Antoine Winfield:
    Probably a top 5 CB in the NFC for sure, depends if your going to be retarded and vote for anyone from the cowboys.

    8. Chad Greenway:
    Don't think he'll make it, but he's having a great year, and I definetally voted for him.
    he's fast, all over the field, makes plays on passes and on runs.
    Could be a top 3 LB in the next few years.

    9. Chris Kluwe:
    Has a real good leg on him, is pretty good with pinning kicks inside the 20.
    ST woes cant be pinned on him

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    I did not include Kluwe ....but did include Pat Williams on my list.....Very homerish to expect 7 probowlers.....
    I see 4 guys that
    should be
    locks in AP, AW, KWill, Hutch.
    We had pretty much the same and I also agree that it's pretty "homerish" to expect 7 probowlers, but I will be mad if we didn't at least get 3 or 4. I think it's most likely going to be AD, Kevin Williams, Hutchinson, and maybe Allen.

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    I would have to say that Adrian and Antoine are probably locks this season. With all the public talk about Winfield finally I think he will finally make one.
    I also think K-Will and Allen should go and Hutch will likely go whether he should or not.
    If I had a ballot though I would vote AD, 'Toine, K-Will and Allen.

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    I hate to be the realist but there is no way we get 9 guys to go to the pro bowl. AD is for sure, so is hutch. I'd like to see Kdub and Allen go too, but I think only one of our D linemen will make it (most likely Allen cuz he doesn't have a banned substance issue). I hope above all Winfield makes it. His "production" has dropped recently because they NEVER throw or go his way! It will be a long time coming for him!

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    I would like to hear those people that didn't pick Greenway. He has stepped up so huge since EJ went down. Even from the start of the season he has been amazing.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    Winfield deserves a trip to Hawaii
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    My votes are for:

    Adrian Peterson
    Jared Allen
    Antoine Winfield
    Kevin Williams

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    Re: Vikings players that deserve a trip to the 2008 Pro Bowl

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I picked:

    1. AD: no reason required

    2. Steve Hutchinson: Again, no real reason required

    3. Bryant McKinnie:
    Has looked real good in pass protection this year, great run blocker.
    Is really playing good this year.

    4. Kevin Williams: Is playing pretty well this year, Allen helps his production.

    5. Jared Allen:
    Is an absolute beast.
    I just hope his shoulder gets better.

    6. Pat Williams:
    Huge in run support, not sure if he has a sack yet or not.

    7. Antoine Winfield:
    Probably a top 5 CB in the NFC for sure, depends if your going to be Challenged Hillbilly Lover'd and vote for anyone from the cowboys.

    8. Chad Greenway:
    Don't think he'll make it, but he's having a great year, and I definetally voted for him.
    he's fast, all over the field, makes plays on passes and on runs.
    Could be a top 3 LB in the next few years.

    9. Chris Kluwe:
    Has a real good leg on him, is pretty good with pinning kicks inside the 20.
    ST woes cant be pinned on him
    Id agree with the 1st 7

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